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Houston’s Best Spas — 10 Pampering Palaces That Wow

The Massages, Beauty Treatments and Luxury Escapes You Need

BY // 09.06.19

There is never a shortage of excuses for a great “treat yourself day.” There is always a good reason to pamper yourself. Whether you’re stressed out, celebrating a special occasion, just need to unwind, are striving for perfect inner or outer beauty, or. . . just because, you can find a spa that fits the bill in Houston . 

A day of self care is the ultimate in luxury living in some ways. Luckily, Houston is chock-full of skin care, beauty and relaxation experts, all schooled in the art of wellness and pampering. 

Houston’s best spas and beauty retreats are a step above. From body scrubs that channel ancient healing rituals to the ultimate in facial anti-aging technology, Houston’s top pampering palaces have it all.

Remember, you don’t need a reason, just an appointment. These are Houston’s 10 Best Spas: 

Trellis Spa

Post Oak

111 N Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

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Trellis Spa has a fabulous Mediterranean style patio perfect for a healthy pre treatment bite.

One of Houston’s only Forbes Travel Guide approved spa programs, Trellis Spa is built around relaxation. Measuring in at more than 17,000 square feet, the Mediterranean-styled retreat in the Houstonian hotel offers every service imaginable. In line with the high standard set by the rest of the Houstonian, Trellis’ facilities are state of the art, including steam rooms, float pools and dry saunas.

Trellis’ packages of curated treatment combinations are perfect for parties or a true couples spa day. To make it a full day of wellness, peruse the spa dining menu for healthy gourmet food that won’t break your calorie bank. Cozy up to the fireplace in Trellis’ lounge area or retreat to the garden view patio for a serene escape.

The Spa at the Post Oak Hotel

Post Oak Tanglewood

1600 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

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The showy, city changing Post Oak Hotel fittingly boasts a swanky spa. Also Forbes Travel Guide lauded, this lavish mecca of relaxation raises the bar. Rituals and healing techniques draw influence from ancient practices and cultures around the world. While upping the luxury, the spa also works to keep wellness and transformative healing at the heart of each treatment.

To push the boundaries further, Post Oak’s spa offers the latest innovations in skincare technology. This is the only spa in Texas to feature the “IN-SKIN” Facial Machine.

Before your spa journey, be sure to experience Post Oak’s hydro-thermal therapy systems and pretreatment mediation in zero gravity lounge chairs. Private spa suites are available for uninterrupted authentic quiet time.

In today’s world, that just may be the ultimate luxury.

Milk and Honey

River Oaks

2800 Kirby Drive, Suite A134
Houston, TX 77098

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This Austin transplant puts holistic wellness at the forefront. Milk and Honey uses all natural, organic products for all of its services. With a full service natural beauty salon offering waxing, hair and natural nail therapy this place is a one stop shop on the journey to complete detox.

Milk and Honey’s own line of nontoxic, clean skincare products add another perk. One you can take home. From body washes and oils to anti-aging serums to essential oil candles, these natural beauties are the perfect supplement to a spa getaway.

The spa makes it a priority to engage all of your senses during your treatment using music and art.

Fiori Spa

Uptown

2613 Potomac Drive
Houston, TX 77057

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This stylish Italian style villa hidden away on a quiet side street is a true relaxation gem. Fiori Spa’s candle-lit relaxation room will make you feel like you’re in a cozy living room.

The cavelike experience in the underground plunge pool and hot tub transport you out of the city life.

The massage therapists, estheticians and nail technicians at Fiori bring true expertise.

A robust wine list and full lunch menu make Fiori Spa a good choice for a full day getaway. It can be your own secret hideaway.

Hiatus

Tanglewood

5741 San Filipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 770057

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Hiatus does luxury spas a bit differently. Geared around spa memberships, Hiatus aims to make repeat spa visits an affordable proposition.

Decked out in a plush robe sipping the signature Aveda brand’s hot tea, you wait for your sessions with a pretreatment foot bath and aromatherapy experience.

Hiatus membership allows for monthly treatments, booked easily through the spa’s app. For frequent Texas travelers, Hiatus six locations in Texas allow you to redeem your member benefits anywhere.

The Hiatus Monthly Retreat package features handpicked seasonal ingredients incorporated into an aromatic mash-up of body glow and a massage topped off with a handcrafted cocktail from a “spa-tender.”

Now, that’s luxury relaxing.

The Spa at The Four Seasons

Downtown

1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

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Hotel guests and locals alike benefit from the pampering at this downtown luxury haunt.

For the meeting minded work force clientele, Four Season spa’s Power Hour treatments fit a variety of relaxation rituals into one hour. Who says you don’t have time for pampering?

Four Seasons brings its iconic luxury expertise into the spa. The signature hydra facial or a poolside massage are staples. You can even combine your treatment with health and wellness services like the meditation workshop.

ZaSpa

Museum District

5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

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With two locations in Houston, both inside and outside the loop, the unique ZaZa experience is more accessible than ever.

In typical cheeky Hotel  ZaZa style, the spa services cater to embracing your inner business tycoon, morning after partier, or sensual romantic. Their curated selection of local and herbal products make the spa experience super soothing.

ZaSpa also offers infrared saunas — only in Houston. Perks up!

Spa by Hotel Alessandra

Downtown

1070 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002

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This new ultra plush and modern downtown hotel brings a new program to Houston. For locals, a spa treatment of 60 minutes or more provides you with a full days use of the hotel’s pool and workout facilities.

Alessandra’s seasonal spa packages are a specialty. Tailor-made body treatments and massages designed to defend your skin again Texas’ hot humid weather are part of the seasonally inspired aromatherapy.

A thorough variety of hydra-facial treatments are offered on the Alessandra spa menu including specific enhancements with serums to cater to individual needs.

Sanctuary Spa

Montrose

1701 South Shepherd, Suite C
Houston, TX 77019

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This storied day spa has been earning accolades since 1984. Considered one of the first of its kind, Sanctuary Spa has been bringing aromatherapeutic and holistic health services to a dedicated clientele at its Shepard location for years.

Signature facials from expert aestheticians and hydrotherapy wraps and scrubs complete with a dip in an infusion tub top the list of most popular services.

Offering classic massages, lasting from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, Sanctuary does the basics exceptionally well. This Houston classic can fill any wellness need.

Pure Spa

Downtown

1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

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If you’re impressed by the Texas-shaped lazy river and infinity pool at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, just wait until you experience the spa. Just like the hotel that houses it, the spa brings plenty of extras.

From hair architecture and extensive nail care menus to coveted Elemis biotec technology facials, Pure Spa ups the pampering options.

Schedule a muscle melting stone treatment or a Swiss detox treatment to take the classic massage to the next level.

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